The Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC), a coalition of key and leading agitating groups in the Niger Delta which include the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force and a few others, wish to commend the Presidency of the Nigerian state for the appointment of Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo, leading African researcher in Peace Studies, Nuclear Proliferation and International Diplomacy as Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme & Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta.
As an Ijaw from the Kalabari clan, Charles Quaker Dokubo comes to the table with a deeply rooted traditional pedigree.
As a Professor of Peace Studies who has led many studies on Peace in the Niger Delta, Charles Quaker Dokubo understands the true strategic value of peace in the Niger Delta and its effect on Nigeria, Africa and beyond.
As a non-partisan intellectual and neutral player, Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo understands the need to make new friends for President Buhari in the Niger Delta.
Why many believe his appointment was a political masterstroke by the Buhari administration, we believe that in itself, is not Enough!
For the Niger Delta region to experience healing and development, the Buhari Presidency must go beyond just the appointment a globally recognized researcher and Professor of Peace and Defense Studies and ensure that he is provided with the support required for the effective deployment of peace and development strategies and efforts in the Niger Delta.
This will be our concern in the months to come. We intend to monitor and observe this process for the months to come.
We commend our brothers and sisters who have remained faithful to the struggle for the liberation and emancipation of the Niger Delta.
Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC)